Public Policy Blog

Call with Confidence: Ten Tips for Talking with Policy Makers

Lisa Hazirjian, Ph.D., Win Together Consulting

I have a confession to make: I get a little nervous whenever I call a policy maker. OK, more than a little. We’re talking heart racing as I dial, grabbing a sip of water for my dry mouth as I wait for someone to pick up the phone. Yet despite that, when there’s a public policy question on which I want to be heard, I call my elected officials because I’ve seen firsthand what a difference phone calls from constituents can make.

Status Update on 11 State Legislative Proposals Affecting Nonprofits

Last updated: July 15, 2021

David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy

Over the past six months, the Center's weekly policy updates have mentioned a variety of state bills that could affect the operations of nonprofits. We know that many nonprofits are interested in some or all of these bills, so here is a quick update on the status of legislation affecting nonprofits.

Answers to Common Questions about Nonprofits and the 2020 Election

Last updated: October 1, 2020

David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy

Wondering what types of election-related activities your nonprofit can and can’t do between now and the November 3 election? You’re not alone; the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits has been fielding many questions about what’s legal and what’s advisable. Here’s a quick take on some of the most common questions we’re hearing.